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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The RaDAR-America Contest is coming November 2nd 2013

The RaDAR-America contest is an event aimed at promoting the use of Rapidly Deployable Amateur Radio stations throughout North and South America. This contest is for all licensed radio amateurs. A choice is made prior to the contest to participate in one of the defined categories.
  • RaDAR Fixed station (At home or in another building).  
  • RaDAR Field station (Portable away from home). 
  • Moving RaDAR station, Car / Motorcycle / Bicycle / Maritime – Minimum 3 miles (approx. 5 km) per 5 QSOs.
  • Moving RaDAR station, on foot – Minimum 0.6 miles (approx. 1 km) per 5 QSOs. 
The points system is so structured as to encourage portable operation, especially moveable stations. The rule structure is very close to that formulated by the founder of the contest idea: Eddie ZS6BNE. This contest will take place at the same time in South Africa (the Nation from which the idea originated), as it will here in the Americas.

2. Date and Time
First Saturday of April and first Saturday of November starting at 14:00 UTC and ending at 18:00 UTC (4 hours).

3. Bands and Modes
All amateur bands, besides the WARC bands, are allowed including cross band contacts via amateur radio satellites.

The complete RaDAR-America Contest rules can be found hereMarcus NX5MK is the RaDAR-America Contest manager

RaDAR is Rapid Deployment Amateur Radio originated by ZS6BNE. The Monthly RaDAR Challenge is on-going.  If are interested in RaDAR visit the RaDAR Google Plus Community.

Greg N4KGL